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If we allow interest and overheads at 10% this is £10,000/annum. If 50 games/year are played, the cost would be £200 per game or £10 per player. It is no wonder the low cost green belt land has to be used. There is also the increasingly important problem of the educational HOMO SAPIENS AND HIS ACTIVITIES 33 system taking up more and more land to set up closed recreational systems, available frequently only to the educational authority, and we need to question whether there should not be an overall urban recreational service available to all citizens to which schools and other educational institutes should have access.

Changes in projected number of males and females in the pensionable age groups, England and Wales, 1969-1991. ) enormous increase in the demand for geriatric medical services, which will put a severe strain on resources (Table X). This figure must make us think carefully about biological objectives in relation to ageing, especially as the working population is likely to increase only very slightly by 1981. LEARNING PROCESSES AND BIOLOGICAL DEPENDENCY Therefore, in reviewing the growing problem of dependency, we can identify two basic biological aims for a closed population (no migration of workers inwards), the reduction of the dependent learning period HOMO SAPIENS AND HIS ACTIVITIES 27 during which initial education takes place, and the effective prolongation of working life beyond the present age limits.

It can be argued that what is important in survival is neither the individual nor the species but the continued functioning of the ecosystem, in which the replacement of one species by another at the same trophic level may be of little consequence. ) We can therefore identify a number of environmental components which are taken up into biological systems and, in due course, returned to the environment, though not necessarily in the form in which they emerged, such as nutrients or water (as part of cyclic phenomena) or energy, which is captured and dissipated, in a number of steps, as heat.

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